Click on links or scroll down to read about the following Fall 2011 events:
October 11 First EMMA Concert in Jordan Hall
Spring 2011 Events:
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Sonja Maneri's book about Joe Maneri and their life together is now avalailable for purchase here!
New music by John Mallia, director of NEC's Electronic Music Studio, and his faculty colleagues Katarina Miljkovic and Stratis Minakakis, retired faculty Robert Ceely, who founded NEC's original Electronic Music Studio in the 1960s; along with two guest sound artists, John Holland, former director of the Sound Studios at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Marc McNulty, visiting lecturer on Sound Art at MassArt.
Robert Ceely Ontogeny for fixed media
* Branch and Bench, an algorithmic piece by Katarina Miljkovic, graphic score generated in Mathematica.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Ad Faunum is a new avant-jazz quintet that performs fully improvised concerts of microtonal music. Formed by trumpeter Joe Moffett in late 2010, the band is a conglomerate of musicians from the New York and Boston scenes: featuring Noah Kaplan on sax, Giacomo Merega on electric bass, Jacob William on double bass, and Luther Gray on drums. The group will release its debut CD Ad Faunum on Not Two Records in fall 2011.
Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2011
Iannis Xenakis Psappha with David Tarantino, percussion; Dikthas with Diamanda LaBerge Dramm, violin, and Aaron Likness, piano; Anaktori, for eight instruments, with Jeffrey Means, conductor
For more details, see: http://necmusic.edu/xenakis-and-his-legacy-conference
Monday-Wednesday, November 28-30
On November 30th, the Boston Microtonal Society will present a concert in which members of its performing ensemble NotaRiotous will be joined by guest artists from the French new music group Ensemble 2e2m. The program will include works by Boston-based microtonal composer Ezra Sims and by French microtonal composers Paul Méfano, Alain Bancquart, Laurent Martin and Franck Bedrossian, conducted by Ensemble 2e2m Artistic and Musical Director Pierre Roullier.
This will be the first U.S. performance by Ensemble 2e2m (an acronym of Etudes et Expressions de Modes Musicaux), founded in 1972 by Paul Méfano, and one of the oldest ensembles in France devoted to contemporary music. Paul Méfano will be in Boston for the concert, and he will give two lectures on his music and his career, at the New England Conservatory and at Brandeis University. (See below.)
Paul Méfano Hélios for flute and string trio
This concert is funded in part by the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music, a program of FACE with major support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, SACEM, Cultures-France and the Florence Gould Foundation.
Tuesday, November 29
Monday, December 12
NotaRiotous concludes a fall residency at Tufts University with a concert that presents a survey of microtonal works, featuring compositions by two early-twentieth-century pioneers, Julian Carrillo and Alois Hába; American microtonal stalwarts Ben Johnston and Ezra Sims; BMS Artistic Director Julia Werntz; and new works by Tufts students, who will have a rare opportunity to experiment with microtonal composition and have the results performed by professional instrumentalists who are masters at playing the “notes between the notes.”
Julian Carrillo 2 Bosquejos for string quartet
Two more concerts are in the works for spring 2012, dates TBA
• One at Northeastern University’s Fenway Center with works by Fabien Levy, Karim Haddad, David Smooke, Mike Frengel, John Mallia, Katarina Miljkovic, James Bergin, Julia Werntz
• One at the New England Conservatory with music by Phil Niblock…
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